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Travel Set - Luggage Tag

Created By: Amy Meek
Skill Level: Beginner

Make a luggage tag to easily identify your bag as it comes out of the carosel. You can even personalize it with an initial or monogram.

Janome Supplies Required
  • Walking foot / AcuFeed Foot / Wide AcuFeed Flex Foot
  • Buttonhole foot
  • Border Guide Foot
Fabric and Notions Required
  • Rotary Cutter/Ruler/Rotary Cutting Mat
  • Marking utensil
  • Thread
  • Fat quarter of White fabric (small piece 12x12 or less)
  • 3 inch by 4 inch piece of Heavy iron on interfacing
  • Scraps of neoprene
  • ½ yard of ribbon or bias tape or cord
Instructions

EMBROIDERY MACHINE:

  1. Stabilize the white fabric and hoop your fabric.
  2. Make your information fit in a 3”x4” space and attach the hoop and embroider.
  3. After the information is embroidered iron on you the piece of interfacing
  4. If you would like to embellish or embroider on the outside of your tag hoop a piece of your neoprene. Your design will need to be smaller than 4 inch by 5 inch finished size or finished size of tag.
  5. Continue to step 5 below.


FULL INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Iron on the heavy interfacing.
  2. Place Border Guide Foot on the machine.
  3. Place the first line of identification information on the machine according to your machines parameters being sure to use the locking stitch on the last letter of that line.
  4. Using your first line of writing and the lines on the Border Guide Foot, continue sewing your remaining information.
  5. Using your rotary cutter, ruler and mat, cut your identification information fabric to a rectangle ½ inch larger than the “writing”.
  6. Cut another piece of fabric the same size as the information piece. If you are using extremely heavy interfacing trim the seam allowance (1/4 inch) away to make it easier to turn right side out.
  7. Place your ¼ inch foot on your machine.
  8. With right sides together (if you are using a non-fusible interfacing make sure it is on the outside of one side of this “sandwich”), use your ¼ inch foot as a guide stitch on three sides: on top of your information, on the bottom of your information and to the right of your information.
  9. Trim the corners and turn right side out and press (if using fabric that can be pressed)
  10. Cut your neoprene pieces in to two 4 inch by 5 inch. You may cut this into a point if you wish.
  11. Mark the center of each piece of neoprene along the short edge.
  12. Measure down ¼ inch and mark.
  13. Place your button hole foot on the machine and place a ½ inch button in the back of your foot (you can just open the back ½ inch if you don’t have a appropriate size button)
  14. Select a button hole and pull down your sensor lever. Place your neoprene (single layer) at the mark under your button hole foot and make a buttonhole on each piece.
  15. Place the ¼ inch foot on the machine and lengthen your stitch to 3.5 for the top stitching on neoprene.
  16. Stitch along the two long sides of the neoprene leaving the side of the rectangle with the buttonhole and the opposite side open. Slide your information “card” you’ve made matching the raw edge with the edge of the tag without the buttonhole and stitch through all layers.
  17. Run a ribbon, cord or bias tape through buttonholes and attach to your suitcase!
     
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Reviews


Tako
Beautiful
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

cpindzola
Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Txmaid
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MargieARK
Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
MickelSews
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
rvstan
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
pjmnana
PJMNana
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!
KLWash
S9 Review
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The S9 is amazing. I learned to sew by hand when I was just 5 and in my grandmothers way as she was quilting. I took seeing classes in high school until they would no longer let me sign up. The S9 makes me appreciate my current skills as well as motivate me to want to learn more. This machine is awesome.
SewSueMe2002
Horizon Memory Craft 15000
Thursday, November 19, 2020

My Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 is fantastic! I love, love, love this machine! When I came across the Eye for and Eye embroidery design today, I wanted to make it. However, the embroidery file is missing. Nothing downloads when I select the download button. Please help!
Jillfmischo
Treat Bag fun!
Monday, August 16, 2021

I made the Halloween treat bag for my new granddaughter and I’m sure it will last for years. No embroidery machine so I appliquéd the lettering. Need a little more skirt fabric for a better gathered look, and I used thin double-bias tape for the skirt hem, over edge stitch on skirt sides. I’m pleased with my results!
elenaz
Very helpful tutorial
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

I want to say thank you for teaching me this method of applique. I was able to do it with a small letters. This method is the best so far from all of those I've seen and tried.
plonkar
So useful
Thursday, November 30, 2023

I'd like to express my gratitude for teaching me this appliqué method. I successfully applied it with small letters, and, so far, it's the most effective among all the methods I've seen and tried.

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